See the interactive version here!
Who doesn't like the buckyball? They're super strong, compact, nerdy, and fun! Named after Buckminster Fuller, the buckyball is a bit of science gold that all nerds can get behind-- buckyballs are cool. The structure is so strong it appears in architecture around the world, athletes also deemed it a sound shape for the football (or American soccer ball). Science, however, sees its potential in display technology, medicine, and security!
It was a pleasure to work with a team of engineers on this doodle, as there are actually no drawings for the final interactive product. Our team was able to generate the buckyball using an image of a line and circle, the rest is generated with code.
posted by Jennifer Hom